It's not easy to become a stylist at Esoterica Studios: all hairdressers have to go through the salon's boot camp before they can stand behind the shears. This lengthy training includes basic cuts, colors, marketing, and editorial styling for magazines that want to revamp their crumpled pages. Esoterica Studios partners all of its services with Sebastian and Wella professional products, as well as with Nioxin serums designed to thicken locks.
Mouton’s Salon redefines the hair and skin of its customers with a range of professional, beautifying services. Correct spontaneous purpling of the hair with a complete color ($86) from one of Mouton’s talented, team-oriented hair designers, who specialize in transmogrifying wrongly tinted strands into the correct permanent or semi-permanent shades. A palette treatment will use highlights or lowlights to endow your head garden with multiple dimensions ($86), and an underarm wax eliminates embarrassing entanglements with flypaper ($30). Mouton’s custom facial includes a skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, vaporous mists, extractions, a massage, and a mask and moisturizer customized to each mug’s needs ($65), giving skin a healthy glow rivaling that of the most expensive Halloween costumes.
At this multifaceted beauty center, skin care is the talent Lori brings to the table. Amid the hair stylists and massage therapists in the Galleria's many suites, her facials and peels help her clients look radiant. She constructs many of her services around the framework of a European facial, which includes customizing a massage and facial mask to best suit each face's needs.
Inside Salon and Spa Galleria, the pink-walled, stone-floored hallways wend through individual treatment rooms and past water features and curtained interior windows. Each room has its own personality, partially determined by the services inside: plush leather seating invites clients into salon rooms and cushy table-beds stand ready for kneads in massage rooms.
Inside her private suite at the Phenix Salon––which she's dubbed Shuggshack–– stylist Kimberly Miles constantly finds new ways to transform her clients' hair. A knowledge of modern trends helps her trim and blow-dry tresses into new shapes or style hair for special occasions. Additionally, Kimberly brushes in vibrant highlights, lowlights, and all-over virgin color, which can help clients stand out in a crowd or warn predators that they're poisonous.
Though The Band Box Salon is one of many in the Phenix Salon Suites, it feels as it could be a room in a quaint country home. Wall sconces cast a warming glow on a vintage wooden vanity and matching dark hardwood floors. Amid these cozy accents, expert stylist Penny DeArmond facilitates hair renewal with sleek cut, color, and styling treatments. Guests may also solicit her expertise of a long-lasting gel manicure or facial wax to nix unwanted fuzz.
Aesthetician and massage therapist Ruby named her business “Jess” a “Lill” Rub by Ruby in honor of her parents, Jesse and Lillian. She aims to erase stress via relaxing massages that incorporate deep-tissue strokes, Swedish techniques, and warm stones. She also concentrates her soft touch on smoothing wrinkles during facials and waxing away unwanted hairs on upper lips, legs, and tails.